Patient-centered web-based information on oral lichen planusquality and readability

  1. Alejandro Ismael Lorenzo Pouso 1
  2. Mario Pérez-Sayáns 1
  3. Omar Kujan 2
  4. Pablo Castelo Baz 3
  5. Cintia Micaela Chamorro Petronacci 1
  6. Abel García García 1
  7. Andrés Blanco Carrión 4
  1. 1 DDS, MSc, PhD. Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Implantology Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Odontology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; GI-1319 Research Group, Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS), Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  2. 2 DDS, PhD, UWA Dental School, University of Western Australia, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia
  3. 3 DDS, PhD, Endodontics Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Odontology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  4. 4 DDS, MSc, PhD. Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Implantology Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Odontology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Revista:
Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal. Ed. inglesa

ISSN: 1698-6946

Ano de publicación: 2019

Volume: 24

Número: 4

Páxinas: 8

Tipo: Artigo

DOI: 10.4317/MEDORAL.22992 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openAcceso aberto editor

Outras publicacións en: Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal. Ed. inglesa

Objetivos de desarrollo sostenible

Resumo

To assess the readability and quality of web-based information available for patients about oral lichen planus (OLP). Three major search engines (Google, Bing and Yahoo!) were used to identify websites of particular interest to the study using the search term ‘oral lichen planus’. The first 100 sites of each search engine were considered for the study. The quality of the contents was evaluated using the DISCERN instrument. The Flesch-Kinkaid Reading Grade Level (FKRGL) and the Flesh Reading Ease Score (FRES) were used to assess readability. The presence of the Health on the Net (HON) seal was also evaluated. Following the application of the study’s exclusion criteria, only 28 websites were compiled for further analysis. The median of the DISCERN instrument was 3 [2-3] which means serious or potentially important shortcoming in the quality of the information. Readability indexes pointed to a high reading difficulty (FRES: 48.14±11.22; FKRGL:11.13±2.90). The information provided by the Internet to the general public regarding OLP has major deficits in terms of quality, and at the same time is difficult for a comprehensive reading. Further studies are warranted to test well-produced patient-centered information on OLP.

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